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Bluebonnets preparing for grand exhibition in April

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Ennis, which will soon host the annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival, is gearing up for what many expect to be a commanding performance when the state flowers show up in force. Plans for hosting thousands of area and outside guests, several organizations in town will collaborate to reveal bluebonnets in what observers believe will be a […]

Downtown rebound being appraised

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After several days of being evaluated, downtown Ennis will receive its analysis from the Texas Historic Commission’s Main Street Program during a 10 a.m. Thursday presentation at the Ennis National Bank Event Center. “This week a resource team from the THC have been here strolling our streets,” said Becky McCarty, who was chosen Ennis’ Main […]

Commission has positive financial review

City of Ennis

The city received high ratings on its annual financial report, according to Greer Yeldell of Yeldell, Wilson and Co., an independent accounting firm tasked with completing a yearly audit of city finances. On Monday night at the City Commission Chambers in City Hall, Commissioners Ken Hackney, Jeremie Salik, Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker and Mayor […]

What does Dodson do after public service?

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Having been known as a fixer upper for most of his life, Bill Dodson will never become a fixture. The retired 71-year old recently ended two four-year terms as an Ellis County Commissioner. Just don’t expect him to wear out the recliner in his home. The seat in his maroon pickup truck has a better […]

City commission has high speed rail on agenda

City of Ennis

The city’s comprehensive financial report for the 2013-2014 fiscal year is scheduled to be released with a full report on Monday at 7 p.m. at the City Commissioners Chambers in City Hall. Along with accepting the report, city commissioners are scheduled to consider another resolutions to help oppose the Dallas-Houston high-speed rail, annexing land for […]

High Speed Rail meeting in Ennis March 17

Judge Carol Bush

A public meeting about the proposed Dallas-to-Houston high speed train rail that is planned to cut through Ellis County has been called for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. The event, which is open to the community, is slated for the Ensign Cafeteria on the campus of Ennis High School, located at 2301 Ensign Road. […]

Sign dresses up downtown Ennis

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A new sign was installed on the north-facing corner of the Emporium building in downtown Ennis Wednesday, giving the building a new look and the downtown another aesthetic improvement. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Downtown keystone purchased by EDC

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Laying the groundwork in its Downtown Master Plan, the Economic Development Corporation has purchased the property formerly known as the Old Safeway at 302 North Dallas. The commercial property, located two blocks north of Ennis Avenue, is part of the EDC’s strategy to restore life to downtown Ennis. The city suffered a downbeat nearly two […]

Oldest Ennis residence needs moved or faces demo

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The oldest standing residence in Ennis could be demolished soon if the house isn’t moved. Built in 1872, the Mulkey-Loggins house, as historians call it, is more than 140 years old, and the land it sits on is under a contract that will likely close within weeks. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily […]

Emporium Open House March 19

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March 19 is the date for an Open House at an Ennis landmark, the Emporium on the corner of Ennis Avenue and North Dallas Street. It includes the law offices of Ross Massengill (upper left) and Marcie Schanfish (left), Mark McMullen (center back) of Farmers Insurance, CPA Mike Williamson (right) and Evan Newell (middle front), […]

Golf – disc golf – coming to Ennis

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With spring just around the corner, Ennis is in position to provide Ennisites with a new type of golf course. Expected to be completed this summer, a city disc golf course is currently in the works with former City Commissioner Jess Haupt spearheading the efforts along with the city manager and the Ennis parks committee. […]

EDC OK’s agreement with Dakota Drilling

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An agreement between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and Dakota Drilling that provides a 17.5 acre conditional land grant is nearing completion, says EDC Coordinator Marty Nelson. The property, at 2501 Oak Grove Rd., is across the street from the IOOF Nursing Home. The grant is based upon compliance to a performance agreement, that set […]

Memories of the Cerf Mansion

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Whenever local history is discussed, a common topic is the razing of Ennis’ most prestigious old home, the Cerf Mansion, in 1969, a time when commercial progress was in the forefront and preservation rarely considered. Built by businessman Isadore Cerf for his wife, Mamie, in 1904, the palatial 14-room house that took up half a […]

ERMC names Daugherty new CEO

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Ennis Regional Medical Center and Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia on Tuesday announced that Alan Daugherty has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of both hospitals, effective immediately. Daugherty has served as interim CEO of Ennis Regional and Parkview Regional since October 2014. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Weather wreaks havoc in Ennis

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Ennis area schools were canceled on Monday and Tuesday following the arrival of a Colorado Rockies weather front that turned heavy rains on Sunday in various forms of frozen precipitation overnight.

Walker runs for re-election

City of Ennis

Municipal elections are around the corner, and another candidate has filed his application.
Matt Walker, recently announced he will once again run for the Ward 6 mayor pro tem seat in the upcoming May election. 

City knocks down tax abatement

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Ennis city commissioners couldn’t unanimously agree on all agenda items Monday evening during their regularly scheduled meeting.

EMS successor could be Care Flight

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After announcing recently that East Texas Medical Center would no longer have a contract with Emergency Medical Services for Ennis area residents, the City of Ennis has indicated a solution is in the works.

Commission says go ahead: City OK’s ED funds, appointment, firefighter grant application

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Economic development projects, a federal grant application, and the appointment of a municipal court judge all received the go-ahead from the Ennis City Commission during its regular meeting at City Hall Tuesday evening.

State champs rally: Lions past and present honored

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Confetti filled the air and lined the streets Saturday during the city’s state champions parade and rally in downtown Ennis.

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